Saturday, May 05, 2007
update on wheat freeze
These photos are of the same wheat field taken earlier. The new tillers are emerging. Note the dead plants laying on the ground.
The tillers will not be ready to head for another two to three weeks, which means they will be trying to fill during the hot, dry part of June. Harvest for this field may be as late as early July, even though the normal tillers that survived will have been ripe for two weeks earlier.
I took this photo to show the surviving wheat plants that are heading out.
The last photo is to show the location as well as the overall view of the crop. Even though it appears to be quite good from the road, the close up photos reveals the true story.